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's recognition -- "moved." we will be expecting gentleman chancellor angela merkel to be reacting later. but just to remind our viewers what is going on right now. we are hearing that pope benedict xvi, the roman catholic pope, he has announced his resignation, and that is going to take place february 28. not yet confirmed whether he is resigning due to health reasons, due to his advanced age. we are still trying to find out exactly the reason behind the public's resignation. but speaking of age, pope benedict is the oldest pope to a been neglected. >> it is very interesting. you have to put it in the context and think back to 2005 when pope john paul ii died. an incredibly popular pope who has been pulled for more than 20 years. there was an acceptance that perhaps the catholic church had to modernize and ago in a different direction. maybe get a pope was not european but maybe the developing world, where the catholic church is also very strong. but for the -- the election of pope benedict, seen as a vatican and cider, was always seen as an interim pope. 60'spaul ii's was in his and the pope ben
tobin a few minutes ago, the author. cardinal angela scola is on the list. archbishop of milan. archbishop of vienna and the canadian head of the vatican office for bishops. we will become much more familiar with these men very soon. martha: they look to africa that would be a very interesting development a. a lot of growth for africa. >>> let's get back to the weather for a moment because a powerful tornado tore through southern mississippi last night. >> oh, my god, i never seen a tornado before in my life! that is big. martha: well he pretty much said it all. that is a big tornado, massive funnel cloud as it tore through that area. and ted did not do so without leaving damage behind. at least 10 people were injured. a lot of homes and buildings were lost including parts of the university of southern mississippi. >> i saw it right around, as it was crossing interstate 59. it was coming pretty fast. my heart was racing. i lived here my whole life. this is surreal. it is hard to take it in right now. martha: it is surreal. it went through and left a huge mess in its wake. let's
cameron said he will be missed as a spiritual leader for millions. >>> and from angela merkel -- he had to make a difficult decision. just some of the reaction that's coming in today. joining mess is rome bureau chief claudio lavagna, and george weigel from washington. claudio, i want to start with you. we have part of the pope's statement. in it he said that both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength in the last few months has deteriorated to me to the extend i have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry. with hindsight being 20/20, had there been any rumors that something like this was coming? >> reporter: we possibly benedict xvi even hinted at it himself, he said if he felt his strength and his body wasn't up to speed to comply with the duties that were -- that are expected of a pontiff, and very heavy duties like traveling around, attending ceremonies, working nonstop. at 85, that's tiring for everybody, for any man his age, let alone a pontiff and the pope and leader of 1 billion catholics around the world, but nobody really believed that wou
rights and peace. other world leaders express sympathy for the hope. angela merkel of germany saying in our time of ever lengthening life many people will be able to understand how the pope as well has to deal with the burdens of aging. the french president called the pope's decision to resign a courageous and exceptional decision and the british prime minister david cammeron said he will be missed as a spiritual leader to millions. we have also just heard from secretary of state john kerry releasing a statement which has just been sent to us, bill. it praised the pope as, quote: a voice of clarity and conviction and closed by saying we wish him peace and health and we will keep him in our prayers. bill? >> bill: thank you, jonathan. jonathan hunt in our newsroom tonight. as we mentioned, it is certain isly rare for a pope to resign it has happened 10 times in fact according to the oxford dictionary of popes. the list includes two other benedicts. can you see it dates back to the year 101 a.d. coming up, we'll look back at the pope's nearly 8 years as leader of the catholic church an
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